CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Sunday October 8 2017

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CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Sunday February 19 2017

TODAY: Nate brings Tropical Storm possibilities to Cullman County. The chance of rain is obviously 100% with almost 1.25” of rain on the ground so far.

Some passing tropical storm activity could produce heavy rains and gusty southwest winds up to 50 mph. Skies will be cloudy with a low around 76°. Another 3/4” to 1” of precipitation is likely during daylight hours Sunday.

TONIGHT: Thunderstorms with some produce heavy rain. Cloudy skies, low around 70°. Southwest wind gusts as high as 25 mph are expected. New rainfall amounts up to one-half of an inch are possible.

MONDAY: 50% chance of light ain all day as Tropical Storm Nate passing on by Cullman. Mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 83°. South southeast wind around 5 mph.

IMAGE: Jonathan Seaborn and Benjie Seaborn took home the big $10,000 1st Place check at BASS FEST 2017 at Smith Lake Park Saturday. They weighed in the winning 14.97 pounds total basket.

WEEK AHEAD: Moisture from Tropical Storm Nate will not fully clear out until Thursday. As a result, we will have a good chance of passing rain and thunderstorms through Wednesday. Daytime high temperatures will be in the mid-80’s and nighttime lows around 60°.

At 10:00 am SUNDAY Current Conditions at the Cullman Regional Folsom Field (KCMD) weather station:

Dewpoint: 71°
Humidity: 94%
Wind: East northeast at 11 mph
Visibility: 4.00 miles
Barometer: 29.67 inHg (dropping precipitously)

The Tale of the Weather Tape

Sunrise = 6:47 am
Sunset = 6:21 pm
UV Intensity = 5.3 Low

Waning Gibbous – 90% Full
Set: 9:45 am
Rise: 8:50 pm

Average Low = 48°
Average High = 79°
Average Rainfall = 0.12 inches
Record Low = 29° (1987)
Record High = 91° (2007)

Low = 46°
High = 76°
Rainfall Total = 3.65”
Record July Low = 20° (2000)
Record July High = 96° (1954)

This Day In National Weather History

Prolonged drought and desiccating winds led to the great Chicago fire, the Peshtigo horror, and the Michigan fire holocaust. Fire destroyed more than seventeen thousand buildings killing more than 200 persons in the city of Chicago, while a fire consumed the town of Peshtigo WI killing more than 1100 persons. In Wisconsin, a million acres of land were burned, and in Michigan, 2.5 million acres were burned killing 200 persons. “Tornadoes of fire” generated by intense heat caused houses to explode in fire and burned to death scores of persons seeking refuge in open fields.


A deluge at Galveston, TX, produced nearly twelve inches of rain in about a six-hour period. The rains came precisely thirteen months after the day of the famous Galveston hurricane disaster.


An unusually early snowstorm hit the northern Black Hills of Wyoming and South Dakota. The storm produced up to 54 inches of snow, and winds as high as 70 mph. The snowfall was very much dependent upon topography. Rapid City, 20 miles away, received just a trace of snow.


Unseasonably cold weather prevailed from the Upper Mississippi Valley to the southeastern U.S. Thirty cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Madison WI with a reading of 22 degrees. The low of 28 degrees at Evansville IN was the coolest of record for so early in the season. Hot weather continued in the southwestern U.S. Phoenix AZ reported a record high of 104 degrees and a record-tying 116 days of 100-degree weather for the year. Tucson AZ established an all-time record with 72 days of 100-degree weather for the year.


Snow was reported across parts of northern New England. Two inches blanketed Mount Snow VT. Warm weather continued in the northwestern U.S. The afternoon high of 80 degrees at Stampede Pass WA exceeded their previous record for October by seven degrees.


Morning lows in the 20s were reported from the Northern Plains to the Upper Great Lakes. International Falls MN and Marquette MI reported record lows of 22 degrees. Unseasonably warm weather prevailed in central California as the Oakland Athletics won the American League pennant. San Luis Obispo CA reported a high of 99 degrees.

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CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Sunday October 8 2017

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